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NEA Foundation Names New President and CEO

November 15, 2018

In April, we announced that after 13 years of leading the NEA Foundation, Harriet Sanford would step down from her position as CEO and President in 2019. I am writing to share the exciting news that, after a six-month, nationwide search, the Foundation’s Board of Directors selected Sara Sneed to become the next President and […]

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Stories from the Field

California Casualty Awardees Terrilyn Fleming: Exchanging Ideas

May 25, 2018

Great educators have great stories. This series gives a glimpse of the ideas, practices, and experiences of the recipients of the NEA Foundation’s California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence. Today, we’re sharing the words of Terrilyn Fleming, an arts educator at J. Graham Brown School in Louisville, KY. I’ve found that exchanging ideas with other educators […]

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Twelve Lessons to Open Classrooms and Minds to the World

November 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2018) — To celebrate International Education Week, the NEA Foundation is releasing a book written by educators for educators focused on global learning. Twelve Lessons to Open Classrooms and Minds to the World includes lesson plans for every grade. The book is the culmination of an extensive year-long global learning professional […]

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Stories from the Field

California Casualty Awardees Michael Pope: Reaching the Individual Student

May 18, 2018

Great educators have great stories. This series gives a glimpse of the ideas, practices, and experiences of the recipients of the NEA Foundation’s California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence. Today, we’re sharing the words of Michael Pope, an 8th grade science educator at Zama American Middle School in Camp Zama, Japan, Armed Forces Pacific.  Teaching excellence […]

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